Report below updated in Spain at 19h on Thurs 11 Mar
CORONAVIRUS in SPAIN – latest Health Ministry figures
The latest official figure released by the Spanish Health Ministry on Thursday 11 March for the number of people who have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic is now 3,178,356. This is an overall increase of 6,255 against the figure released on Wednesday, with the ministry claiming that 2,874 cases have occurred in the past 24 hours.
The peak of recorded infections for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ of the pandemic in Spain was on 21 January, when 18,504 cases were registered. During the ‘first wave’, it was on 31 March when 9,222 cases were registered.
Wednesday had seen an overall increase of 12,459 cases over Tuesday (including an adjustment of data from Catalonia), with the ministry claiming that 2,910 had occurred in a 24-hour period. Tuesday had seen an overall increase of 4,013 cases over Monday, yet 2,289 in 24 hours.
The overall incidence rate for Spain is now 132.25 per 100,000 inhabitants for the past 14 days. Yesterday it was 139.57 and last Thursday 159. The incidence rate is now under 100 in eight regions. It is at its lowest in Extremadura (43), followed by the Balearic Islands (51), the Valencia region (54), Murcia (70), La Rioja (74), Castilla La Mancha (78), Galicia (83) and Cantabria (97).
There have now been 62,194 cases of Coronavirus detected in the past 14 days – out of the total 3,178,356. The figure for the past 7 days is 28,263.
There are currently 8,759 people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in Spain, of which 2,264 are in intensive care. This represents 22.40% occupation of intensive care units (ICUs) by Covid-19 patients across Spain. It is at its highest in Madrid and La Rioja, both at 37%, and Catalonia at 33%.
The highest increase of deaths for a 24-hour period during this ‘third wave’ in Spain was on 9 February when 766 were registered. The peak of deaths during the ‘second wave’ was on 24 November when 537 were registered. During the ‘first wave’ it was on 2 April when 950 were registered.
Increase in infections per region
Of the 2,874 new infections claimed by the Health Ministry to have only been registered in the past 24 hours on Thursday 11 March, the numbers per region are as follows:
- 1,095 in Madrid (last 24 hour increase was 1,181)
- 306 in the Basque Country (266)
- 220 in the Canary Islands (198)
- 191 in Castilla y León (201)
- 160 in Catalonia (167)
- 154 in Andalusia (170)
- 144 in Aragón (170)
- 97 in the Valencia Region (98)
- 96 in Asturias (102)
- 72 in Murcia (50)
- 66 in Navarra (52)
- 64 in Galicia (53)
- 55 in Extremadura (52)
- 44 in Cantabria (48)
- 26 in the Balearic Islands (20)
- 24 in Castilla La Mancha (16)
- 22 in La Rioja (16)
- 14 in Ceuta (14)
- 24 in Melilla (36)
A full breakdown of the data per region, together with age group statistics can be found by clicking here.
Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain
On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorised the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen vaccine, the fourth in the EU. The vaccine requires one dose only. Click here to read further details about the Janssen vaccine directly on the EMA website.
The second phase of Spain’s three-phase Vaccination Strategy has now started, although the government and regional health authorities have adapted the initial plans to changing circumstances. For our most recent report on the groups during the second phase, click here: Spain will administer AstraZeneca vaccine to 45-55 year olds in 2nd phase. Also read: Catalan health officials insist on giving AstraZeneca vaccine to over 55s.
Latest figures (up to 11 March) show that Spain has received 6,655,195 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and that 5,172,106 jabs have been administered. 1,503,258 people have now received a second jab. In a separate report, we publish the amount of vaccines received and administered for each region in Spain, as well as the overall percentage of population now vaccinated. For the latest figures: Covid-19 Vaccinations in Spain
‘State of Alarm’ – Easter restrictions across Spain
Spain has a current State of Alarm in place until 9 May 2021. The State of Alarm was initially declared last October to enable the regional governments the legal requirements to impose and enforce nighttime curfews and other restrictions, where required.
The Spanish Health Ministry, in agreement with the majority of Spain’s regional health authorities, has confirmed the perimeter closure for each region of Spain during the Easter period, (as well as for the ‘San José’ holiday for the regions that celebrate it) in order to prevent ‘national tourism’. The measures apply to all mainland Spain; the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands are exempt from the restrictions. Click here for all details: Details of curfews & restrictions for all regions of Spain during ‘State of Alarm’
Covid-19 test requirements for travellers arriving to Spain
Spain has again extended its travel ban on arrivals from the UK, as well as from Brazil and South Africa in order to combat the new variants of Covid-19. The latest extension will now be until 6pm on 30 March. Full details here: Spain suspends flight arrivals from UK, except for Spanish citizens and residents
Also, travellers arriving in Spain from high-risk countries have to show proof of a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival. A negative result from a TMA (Transcription-Mediated Amplification test) is now also valid, ‘and other tests based on equivalent molecular techniques’. Full report here: Spain changes Covid-19 test requirements for travellers.
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